Parents are cutting corners when it comes to infant child seats, study finds

A survey of 2,000 mothers and fathers revealed some shocking statistics about the use – or lack of use – of infant child seats. It found that 34 per cent of those surveyed admitted to allowing their children to travel without a suitable restraint – an offence that can carry a fine of up to £500.

Worryingly, as many as 37 per cent of parents have driven with somebody else's child in an unsuitable car seat – while 10 per cent admitted they have travelled or would travel a short distance with no child seat at all.